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Spill vase: C.42-1997

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified factory




Yellow-glazed earthenware painted in blue, red and brown enamels

Earthenware, thrown, glazed yellow, and painted in blue, red, and brown enamels. Cylindrical with a stepped foot, and flaring slightly everted mouth. Decorated round the sides with a continuous stem of stylized fruit, tendrils and trefoil leaves in blue and red. There are two narrow brown bands round the foot, and broad brown bands above the decoration and round the rim.


History note: G.H.W. Rylands, Litt.D., CBE, CH, King's College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by G.H.W. Rylands in memory of his mother, Betha Wolferstan Rylands

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11.2 cm
Height: 12.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-07-14) by Rylands, G.H.W.


Early 19th Century
George III
Circa 1815 CE - 1820 CE


Probably Staffordshire, or Tyneside.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, red and brown)

Materials used in production

yellow Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, thrown, glazed yellow, and painted in blue, red, and brown enamels

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.42-1997
Primary reference Number: 75039
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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